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Social care reform: what’s changing and how will it affect you?

Social care reform: what’s changing and how will it affect you?

The Government has announced an overhaul to the way people pay for social care in England

Are care home ratings the full picture?

Are care home ratings the full picture?

Care home inspection reports and ratings can tell you useful information about how a potential care home shapes up. But Which? research* shows that nearly half of care homes in England haven’t been inspected in over two years

Can you reduce your risk of dementia?

Can you reduce your risk of dementia?

There’s no certain way of preventing dementia, but there’s now plenty of evidence to show that making healthy choices reduces the risk of developing the disease.

Hundreds of thousands of people are still being forced to pay a ‘dementia tax’

Hundreds of thousands of people are still being forced to pay a ‘dementia tax’

Alzheimer’s Society has launched a campaign to ‘Cure the Care System’ urging the government to transform the social care system for thousands of families living with the effects of dementia

Winter Fuel Payment deadline: claim before 31 March or miss out

Winter Fuel Payment deadline: claim before 31 March or miss out

The Winter Fuel Payment helps older people cope with the costs of heating their homes in cold weather. Most receive it automatically but some will need to take action before the looming 31st March deadline

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

In 2019-2020, the average cost of a residential care home for an older person in the UK increased to £672 a week. Or, put another way, the average cost hit £34,944 a year.

What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

Nearly a whole year on from the start of the first-ever national lockdown, we look at how things have changed for older people and how soon they might be able to enjoy a return to something like normality.

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

The success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in care homes has sparked hopes that families can be safely reunited in the near future. But what will change now the majority of elderly residents have had the first dose of the jab?

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

Many unpaid carers are at risk of burnout this winter. Eight out of ten people who care for a loved one told Carers UK they had been doing more with fewer breaks since the pandemic began.

Seven ways older people can heat their homes for less this winter

Seven ways older people can heat their homes for less this winter

It’s not worth being cold and uncomfortable this winter. There are a number of ways to cut heating costs, including new government schemes for people on low incomes. We’ve put together some tips for older people feeling the pinch this winter.

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